Spring Caucus 2015

Stay abreast of the latest events and happenings in Florida Mediation with The Academy’s quarterly newsletter, The Caucus.

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Autumn Caucus 2014

Please use the below link to access The Caucus. The edition includes updates regarding new CME requirements, congratulations to new board members, commentary on MEAC opinions and much more.

Autumn Caucus Final (2)

Please welcome our new members to the Board of Directors.

The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. would like to welcome the following members to its Board of Directors:

Lennie Burke 
Tracye Solove
William Sussman
Rodney Romano

Thank you to all the members who took the time to vote and please join us in congratulating our latest additions. The results of the ballots can be viewed below. FAPM’s complete list of Officers and Directors, with contact information, can be viewed on our website by clicking here.
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Results: 2014 Board of Directors Nominees E-vote Ballot

Summer Caucus 2014

Summer Caucus 2014

Use the link above to access the Summer Caucus. This volume includes articles from members, events, news for the DRC as well as other interesting pieces.

“Art of Mediation” Exchange July 9th

Mediation is not simply an event, it is a process, and when facilitated with skill it can be artful. The
Academy invites you to connect and engage at one of Fort Lauderdale premier art galleries. Attendees
will enjoy art and lively discussion while they EXCHANGE ideas from some of Florida’s most skillful
mediators.

July 2014 Academy Networking Exchange

Spring/Summer Caucus

Spring Caucus 2014Read The Caucus to stay informed of current events, MEAC opinions and stay abreast many more useful tools. Our newsletter features member articles, updates, news from the DRC and much more.

 

A Development in Alternative Dispute Resolution

On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Strine v Delaware Coalition for Open Government, Inc., 2014 US Lexis 1984, and let stand a ruling from the Third Circuit (733 F3d 510). The Third Circuit ruling was a 2-1 decision.

The question before the Third Circuit was whether the public has a right of access under the First Amendment to Delaware’ s state-sponsored arbitration program. Chancellor Strine, then the presiding judge of Delaware Chancery Court and now chief judge of the Delaware Supreme Court, and the judges of the Delaware Chancery Court, who oversee the arbitration process, appealed from a judgment in favor of the Delaware Coalition for Open Government. The Third Circuit found that Delaware’s arbitration program was subject to the same rules governing civil trials and thus must be open to the public. The appellants argued that the First Amendment does not mandate a right of public access to state-sponsored arbitration proceedings.

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